Sydney Golf Day

The ASA is pleased to announce our annual Sydney Golf Day will be taking place on Tuesday 24th November, at Pennant Hills Golf Club.

This is set to be a fantastic day, with members now able to come together in person to catch up and network. Team prizes for the 4 Person Ambrose event will be on offer across the day, plus additional prizes for ‘Nearest the Pin’ and ‘Longest Drive’.

You are invited to purchase your tickets and enter a team of four today.

Date: Tuesday 24th November 2020
Tee Off: Arrival from 12pm with Tee off at 1pm
Location: Pennant Hills Golf Club – Burns Rd South, Beecroft
Format: 4 Person Ambrose
Cost: $1060 per team of 4 ($265 per player) for ASA members. An additional $55 is charged per person for non-member teams. Motorised carts are included in the cost for all participants.


12pm: Registration & Light Lunch on arrival in the Devlins Room
1:00pm: Shotgun Start
From 5:30pm: Return to Clubhouse
6:00pm: Canapés & Presentation of Prizes

Team numbers are limited due to current restrictions, so be quick to register. Don’t miss out.



Melbourne Cup Calcutta at Crown
We continue to maintain our booking for the ASA’s Annual Calcutta function held at Melbourne’s Crown Casino. Whilst the Melbourne Cup carnival is set to go ahead at this stage, it is not confirmed what will occur in terms of events surrounding.

We will continue to update our members on the certainty of holding the event as information comes to hand.



Mental Health – A Key Factor In The Success & Survival Of Your Business

Taking care of your mental health is not just a personal issue. It also plays a virtual role in maintaining a strong business, especially in challenging times like many of us are facing right now. 

So how do you create and foster a healthy workplace that promotes mental health and wellbeing?

The ASA has joined with Beyond Blue to bring members this webinar, designed to give you tools, techniques and insights to turn mental health into a key driver of success within your business. Michael O’Hanlon, Beyond Blue’s Workplace Engagement Manager shared practical insights and answered questions from members during this interactive session.


Key topics discussed include:

1.   Why is mental health relevant to my business?
2.   I don’t have time for this – is it optional?
3.   Protecting your key asset – the business owner – and why this can be the difference between success and survival
4.   Practical strategies and resources available for you and your team


Michael O’Hanlon
Workplace Engagement Manager
Beyond Blue

Michael’s work experience includes over twenty years in various operational

and management roles across the resources and information technology sectors,

followed by a period at a state based OHS regulator. For the past fifteen years

Michael has worked at Beyond Blue, an independent, not-for-profit organisation

working to ensure that all Australians achieve their best mental health.

His current role of Workplace Engagement Manager combines both his

professional and personal experience of depression/anxiety to advocate to

corporations, industry associations and peak bodies about the benefits of

improving mental health within their workplaces.

WEBINAR | 28 AUGUST 2020  

Anti-Dumping Duty: An Overview Of The Investigation Process & Update On Current Developments

For many members, anti-dumping has become an all too familiar barrier of providing regular supply to Australia when importing goods from overseas mills. 

In this webinar, we explored that latest developments with relation to anti-dumping and dig into the details of several recent cases.  

Russell Wiese, Partner, Customers & Global Trade Specialist at Hunt & Hunt Lawyers, has worked on a number of dumping investigations, both for exporters and importers. Russell joined us on Friday 28th August to share his experience of the Australian dumping duty system and provide insights on issues including:

  1. An overview of the dumping investigation process

  2. Current investigations including aluminium zinc coated steel (investigations 558/559)

  3. The role of an importer once an investigation begins

  4. Recent WTO developments impacting steel investigations

  5. ABF audit activity and the impact of tariff classification 


This is followed by a dumping duty Q&A session.


Russell Wiese
Partner, Customs & Global Trade Specialist
Hunt & Hunt Lawyers

Russell is a customs and global trade specialist with a strong focus on helping

clients proactively manage the risks and opportunities associated with

international trade. Russell works closely with customs brokers, freight

forwarders and importers and exporters of goods on issues such as use

of free trade agreements, customs compliance, dumping duties and disputes

between different parties in the supply chain.


Rebuilding The World Economy: What Will Change And What Will Continue

Australia is readying to re-open many parts of the economy, but there is cause to tread warily as a variety of factors will determine how both the domestic and international economies fare in coming years.
The world was already starting to show signs of a retreat in globalisation before the pandemic and the impact of COVID-19 is only going to exacerbate that trend. While physical goods exports continue mostly unaffected, the export of services is being harder hit. The need to keep our borders closed until the virus is under control outside Australia is also adding another layer of complexity. A clear change in risk profiles and savings/investment decisions is also expected based on trends seen following the GFC.
In this webinar, Philip Brown, Senior Fixed Income Strategist, International Banking and Markets at Commonwealth Bank, shared his insights with ASA Members on which parts of the economy are particularly exposed in the coming year and beyond, as well as trying to identify the parts of the economy that will be more resilient.
Key issues explored included:

  • Understanding the ‘new normal’. Why not every part of life can, or will, go back to normal

  • Exploring challenges likely to emerge in the later stages of re-opening

  • What a sustained global economic downturn means for international and local markets, with a particular focus on the construction sector 

  • Construction sector outlook – CBA's view on the path ahead

  • Changing the way we operate – from legal and border-related issues to changes in the psychology affecting consumption and investment choices


Philip Brown
Senior Fixed Income Strategist, International Banking and Markets
Commonwealth Bank

Philip's daily role involves researching the developments in interest rate markets.

To do this he analyses global trends in economic and financial markets. He has

worked for CBA for more than 10 years, having previously held similar roles at

Citigroup and Deutsche Bank. He has also spent time working for the Public Service

in Canberra.

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WEBINAR | 14 MAY 2020  

Steel Market Update: Insights, Analysis and The Road Ahead

The impact of COVID-19 has dominated the Australian steel industry and our big question is where to from here? What is next for both the domestic and international markets and how will COVID-19 affect your business for 2020?
This webinar, held on 14th May, provided ASA members and guests with detailed insight into the big issues  shaping market conditions and a look forward to the likely trends, challenges, and forecasts emerging for the rest of the year.  
Paul Bartholomew, Senior Managing Editor, Market Insight, Platts Steel Business Briefing (SBB), shared the latest research and views on issue including:

  • Uncertainty around cash flow and credit among end-users and distributors

  • Shocks to the supply chain and shifts in production and demand

  • Expectations for steel and iron ore prices and demand in Q3

  • International market insights – including the likelihood of China’s steel production rebounding in the second half of 2020


Paul Bartholomew
Senior Managing Editor, Market Insight
Platts Steel Business Briefing (SBB)

Paul is an industry expert with his finger on the pulse.

He is responsible for leading Platts' team of Asia-based

analysts covering the steel and materials markets.

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This marked our first event for the year, and want a fantastic night it was. 

ASA Melbourne Cup Calcutta – River Room, Crown Casino – Friday 1st November 2019


What a great day we had for Friday’s Australian Steel Association Melbourne Cup Calcutta. Plenty of opportunities to network and great presentation from across the industry with distributors, traders, service providers, shipping agents and insurance providers all coming together for one big social event.

Of course there was a great entertainment from comedian Dave Thornton. 

We would like to thank our key sponsor Swire Shipping and also to Ligentia. Thank you one and all for your support on the day!

ASA Sydney Golf Day - Concord Golf Club - Thursday 22nd August 2019

ASA Dinner - Sydney - Thursday 25th July 2019

ASA AGM - Auburn Hotel, Melbourne - Thursday 2nd May 2019

ASA Melbourne Cup Calcutta – River Room, Crown Casino – Friday 2nd November 2018